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Travel (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • While Hillary hobbles around with a broken toe, Bill is out taking selfies in Dublin...

    10/16/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Bill Clinton was pictured in Dublin's city center during Hurricane Ophelia Excited locals took selfies with the former US president while he was sightseeing The 71-year-old seemed to be ignoring the government's advice to stay indoors While he was enjoying his day as a tourist, Hillary was giving interviews with a broken toe in the the United Kingdom....
  • What does the future hold for the automobile?

    10/15/2017 6:12:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 14, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    For a generation, the car has been reviled by city planners, greens and not too few commuters. In the past decade, some boldly predicted the onset of “peak car” and an auto-free future which would be dominated by new developments built around transit. Yet “peak car,” like the linked concept of “peak oil” has failed to materialize. Once the economy began to recover from the Great Recession, vehicle miles traveled, sales of cars, and particularly trucks, began to rise again, reaching a sales peak the last two year. Instead, it has been transit ridership that has stagnated, and even fallen...
  • Swiss rail car firm expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to northwest Salt Lake (Utah)

    10/15/2017 5:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jasen Lee
    SALT LAKE CITY — A new manufacturing facility in the city's northwest quadrant is projected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next decade. Swiss-based railroad vehicle maker Stadler broke ground Friday on a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 150 S. 5600 West, where the company will build and assemble trains for transit properties throughout the United States and North America. Stadler currently leases space from the Utah Transit Authority at its Warm Springs facility at 900 N. 500 West that employs 115 workers. The expansion project is scheduled for development over 10 years or less, depending on...
  • Pensare Oltre invites Bruce Deitrick Price to speak in Italy

    10/06/2017 2:43:10 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    http://educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | October 2, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our Education Establishment, no matter how many millions of children end up illiterate, is able to suppress debate and elude public outrage. Critics are typically ignored. After all, if they disagree with the Education Establishment, they must be wrong. “So it was a strange surprise,” Bruce Price explains, “ when education reformers in Italy contacted me for help in their fight against sight-words in public schools. Must be a mistake, I thought. American experts constantly stress that a phonetic language would never need sight-words. Oh, they wail, if only English were perfectly phonetic like Italian!! Here’s a...
  • Could StarTram Revolutionize Space Travel?

    10/03/2017 10:07:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | October 3, 2017 | Ross Pomeroy
    While stuck in traffic in 1961, James Powell, a young researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory came up with the idea of using powerful magnets to lift and propel massive passenger-carrying cars. Over the next seven years, he and his colleague Gordon Danby spent their spare time piecing together a concept. They obtained a patent for the breakthrough in 1968. Powell and Danby's magnetic levitation, or maglev, technology must have seemed like magic back then, but it is now being used to move large trains at speeds up to 375 miles per hour! Not content to rest on this sole accomplishment,...
  • Operation “Safe City” Nets Nearly 500 Illegals [semi-satire]

    10/02/2017 12:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teams made 498 arrests in “sanctuary cities” this past week as part of an enforcement action dubbed “safe city.” Those arrested included 317 people with criminal convictions, 68 immigration fugitives, 104 people who had previously been deported and 18 known gang members. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) denounced the ICE raids as “an infringement on our city’s sovereignty. We gave our word to these undocumented immigrants that they would be safe from arrest in our jurisdiction. Now we look like fools.” The Mayor vowed legal action “to reverse this egregious miscarriage of justice. We’re...
  • Art Festival Plans to Erect a 45-Foot Naked Woman Sculpture On the National Mall

    09/30/2017 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 28, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Organizers for an art festival are seeking $90,000 to erect a 45-foot-tall sculpture of a naked woman on the National Mall as way to combat the objectification of female bodies. WTOP reports the Catharsis on the Mall organizers are trying to raise money to move the sculpture, known as R-Evolution, from San Francisco to Washington D.C. so it can be placed on the National Mall facing the White House, for all festival-goers and tourists to see. The fundraising page for the move, which has received almost $20,000 in three days (albeit only 22 percent of its goal), claims the R-Evolution sculpture can...
  • Hollywood Idiot Patricia Arquette asks Hillary Clinton If We Can Use Air Force to aid Puerto Rico

    09/30/2017 4:35:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | September 29, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Hollywood Idiot Patricia Arquette asks Hillary Clinton If We Can Use Air Force to aid Puerto Rico
  • Miley Cyrus mocks previous pledge to leave US if Trump won: 'That's dumb'

    09/29/2017 8:36:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    Miley Cyrus, one of several famous names who vowed to leave the United States if Donald Trump won the election, is now singing a different tune, calling it "ignorant" to hightail it out of the country because of the president. “I’m not f---ing leaving the country, that’s some ignorant sh*t, that’s dumb,” Cyrus, 24, says in an interview with NME published Friday. “Because that’s me abandoning my country when I think I’ve got a good thing to say to my country. And trust me, I hear every day on my Instagram, ‘Just leave already! When are you going to leave?’...
  • Interior Secretary Zinke traveled on charter, military planes

    09/29/2017 1:15:37 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2017 | BEN LEFEBVRE
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his aides have taken several flights on private or military aircraft, including a $12,000 charter plane to take him to events in his hometown in Montana and private flights between two Caribbean islands, according to documents and a department spokeswoman. Zinke is at least the fourth senior member of the Trump administration to have used non-commercial planes at taxpayer expense, along with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and HHS Secretary Tom Price. President Donald Trump has fumed at Price's pricey travel, and Democrats say the revelations demonstrate a cavalier attitude by Cabinet...
  • The $100,000 Luxury Ford F-450 Truck: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    09/29/2017 12:13:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | September 28, 2017 | David Tracy
    It is time. We knew the luxo-truck onslaught that’s been wreaking havoc across this great nation was going to bring us to this moment. But now, it’s finally here: Ford has thrown down the gauntlet with its new “Super Duty Limited” line, whose crown jewel is an F-450 that can cost over $100,000. With the Texas State Fair coming up tomorrow, Ford’s new Super Duty Limited line offers Texans three new ways to waste spend their hard-earned cash on Super Duty trucks. They can buy an $80,835 F-250 Super Duty Limited, an $82,010 F-350 Super Duty Limited, or the crème...
  • Hiking Mount Montara (near San Francisco)

    09/28/2017 2:13:59 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 56 replies
    Me ^ | 9/28/17 | POF
    Took an 8 mile roundtrip hike up Mount Montara a couple days ago, 16 miles south of San Francisco. This is a fairly strenuous hike going from sea level up to 1,894 feet elevation in four miles. Mount Montara is straight west from SFO and you see it when you take off north from the airport. I was fortunate to hit a beautiful early fall day with clear blue skies (that'll be changing real soon now). Hiking on a weekday, I passed no more than 20 people over several hours. Mount Montara is frequently socked in with really stiff winds,...
  • Man caught clinging to speeding train

    09/27/2017 7:34:17 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    The Extract ^ | 9.24.17 | Editor
    A Facebook user recently uploaded footage of an individual catching a dangerous ride by clinging to the rear windshield wiper of a speeding train in Perth, Australia.
  • Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

    09/26/2017 7:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2017 | Anna Mehler Paperny and Alastair Sharp
    Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday. Manning told Reuters via direct message on Twitter that she drove up to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday evening, planning to vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. She said she was stopped at the border and detained overnight before being handed a report stating she was inadmissible “on grounds of serious criminality,” according to a picture of the report she posted online. The offenses Manning was convicted of under the...
  • NFL in London: Ravens, Jaguars Stand for 'God Save the Queen', Kneel for 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    09/25/2017 4:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | September 24, 2017
    At this morning's NFL game in London, several members of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt during the "Star-Spangled Banner," but stood during Britain's "God Save the Queen." Almost all of the Jags' on-field and sideline personnel could be seen locking arms during the American national anthem, including owner Shad Khan. Some players stood while others knelt. Footage showed several Ravens also kneeling for the anthem, which was penned in their home city by Francis Scott Key in 1814. Pete Hegseth blasted the contrast on "Fox & Friends" saying it was unbelievable that they showed more respect to another...
  • RU reacts to Hillary Clinton coming to Roosevelt (FReep possible in Chicago?)

    09/24/2017 9:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Torch ^ | September 24, 2017 | Vanessa Leal
    Starting this September, Hillary Clinton will be touring the U.S. and Canada to promote her latest book, “What Happened,” in which she talks about her experiences during the 2016 presidential elections. The exciting news is her stage in Chicago will be the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, speaking on Oct. 30. Although it is not an event promoted by RU, it is a big deal to have Hillary Clinton speaking in the campus. Students are interested in attending but the average ticket goes for $200, which may be too much for some RU students. “I think it is pretty cool...
  • The danger of the power in fro t of your house.

    09/24/2017 10:37:48 AM PDT · by DWar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/24/17 | Living Free
    Sparks fly. Power lines dance. Danger all around.
  • Hyundai Slams Luxury Automakers For Focusing On “Stupid” Tech

    09/23/2017 8:00:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Car Buzz ^ | September 23, 2017 | Martin Bigg
    Shots fired. Well, things are certainly getting heated between competitors in the auto industry right now. A BMW executive recently described the Mercedes X-Class luxury pickup as “appalling,” despite admitting that the firm is considering entering the premium pickup segment. Then Lewis Hamilton taunted Ferrari claiming that AMG can build a better supercar. And now the boss of Hyundai and Genesis seemingly got out the wrong side of the bed one morning, accusing luxury automakers like BMW and Mercedes of putting too much focus on “stupid” tech. The head of Hyundai’s N and Genesis divisions Albert Biermann, who also used...
  • You can learn to build aerial taxis with Udacity’s new Flying Car Nanodegree

    09/23/2017 3:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 19, 2017 | Darrell Etherington
    Online education company Udacity is growing its new Nanodegree program yet again – it’s adding two entirely new programs to the roster, including a new entry-level self-driving Nanodegree, as well as a brand new one focused on ‘flying cars’ (though it’s actually a bit more nuanced than that). The Flying Car program will include course material created by world-leading aeronautics and aerospace industry experts, including MIT professor Nicholas Roy, ETH Zurich professor and Kiva Systems co-founder Raffaelo D’Andrea, University of Toronto Aerospace Studies professor Angela Schoellig and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun himself. Thrun is also CEO of personal aircraft startup...
  • Hip-Hop Museum Coming to New Bronx Point Mega-Development (100 jobs, 915 const. jobs in NY)

    09/23/2017 1:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | September 22, 2017 | Kate Pastor
    The Bronx — The Universal Hip-Hop Museum is finally getting a home, part of a mega-development complex coming to Bronx Point. The museum, which is in its fourth year as an organization, has Kurtis Blow as its chairman, Ice-T on its founding board of directors and LL Cool J as an honorary advisory board member, Executive Director Rocky Bucano said. The museum, originally planned for the Kingsbridge Armory, will use technology to create a multi-generational experience featuring music, artifacts, video and photography, research areas, and a performance stage, Bucano said. It will partner with Microsoft, Google and others to create...